GAMESPOT reports: 1.3 million users have downloaded 3.7 million content items via Sony's online service; new update adds downloadable PSone game support, rumble for USB PS2 accessories.
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For those PSP owners who haven't read completely through the entire article, may want to note that a firmware version for the PSP has also been released, which alledgedly allows PSOne, PS2, and PS3 game saves onto the portable unit (for backup purposes, I suppose???)
that's one of the reason i posted this news.. and ahem.. it's from gamespot! and just in case people start to feel good, gamespot reminds:
"Though off to a strong start, the PlayStation Network--which is free--still remains less popular than its older rival Xbox Live. Microsoft's online service started in 2002 as a pay-only service for the original Xbox, and has since involved into a two-tiered form--free (Silver) and pay (Gold)--for the Xbox 360 since November 2005. It boasts some 6 million users who have downloaded 25 million Xbox Live Arcade games from Xbox Live Marketplace."
LOL... a whole para dedicated to xbox LIVE. sigh! some site will never change! q:
Wow, not bad at all. These look a lot better than the 600,000 numbers from earlier this week.
I tried but it says I was still current with 1.6. We might have to wait a couple of days or something.
that means a third of all ps3 owners are online. so thats why i can play resistance online at 3am.
1.3 millions already? That's huge. It took closer to 2 years for XBL to hit 1M subscribers. Granted, with all things considered it's not a 1:1 comparison, but it's still interesting.
free vs non-free. I believe that's why, cant make any comparison. But if you want to, M$ actually made money out of XBOX Live, Sony a pure net lost.
funny but those 6 million users also include the silver membership.. so i would assume the first 1 million also had that percentage of silver membership.
These larger numbers mean only more competition for the Home Beta Trial.
I don't want any more competition for the HOME BETA!!!
I'm watching Good Burger...so...LEAVE ME ALONE!
doesn't matter, Sony is doing what it needs to get those numbers. when the big games boost it's sale they'll start to have more subscribers, i think that the reason why only a million has subscribed it's simply because not everyone has broadband, or DSL, i wanna see what happens when Home comes out, ^^ man Sony has a big year on their hands. and this time they look to follow on whats they promised 5 years ago
my fiancee refuses to open a PSN account on my PS3, but Home will change her mind, as she's curious about what it will entail.
knowing her addictive personality, maybe it's a good thing she hasn't signed up yet(i got her addicted to City of Heroes, then Oblivion, which she is currently playing, hogging up my PS3, which i haven't played in two weeks, thanks to her). :(
anyway, 1.3 million users in 4 months is great! it explains why you can pretty much find a large group of people to play Resistance or Motorstorm with at practically all hours of the day.
with services like Home, and user supported games like Little Big Planet, i expect the numbers to grow even bigger.
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